Educating and Interesting, Science Activities for Children at Home Only

Educating and Interesting, Science Activities for Children at Home Only

In the past months, your little one must have felt bored at home. Although school activities have resumed, he has not been able to meet and play with his friends. Playing at home is not as interesting and fun as when children can meet friends. This is why being at home feels so saturated and boring.

Overcoming this, Mama needs to invite your little one to be creative and do interesting activities. One of them is by doing simple science experiments and experiments at home. Not only fun, this one activity can also hone your thinking skills as well as increase your knowledge.

Learn to care for plants

There are lots of benefits that your child can get from this one activity. Not only eliminating boredom, learning to care for plants from an early age also fosters a disciplined attitude in children. Not only that, you have indirectly participated to fight against environmental damage.

This activity is quite easy to do, you only need to provide pots, plants and water. While caring for it, invite your little one to observe how plants can grow. Tell also about the photosynthetic process that occurs in plants.

Mama can also provide two different plant conditions. Allow one pot to be watered every day, while the others do not. After that, invite the children to observe the results and changes that have occurred.

Color propagation

Next is the game with color. Your little one certainly likes to see different colors and likes to give them to certain objects. In this one game, your child can pay attention to colored water creeping on tissue paper. This happens due to the capillary power of the tissue. This allows water to move between the fibers of the paper. The gaps in the tissue act like capillary tubes and draw water upward.

Materials: tissue, water, plastic cups and food coloring

Ways of working:

  • Prepare 3 plastic cups (depending on how many colors you want), then fill the glass with more than 1/2 cup of water.
  • Pour 2-3 drops of dye into a glass that already contains water, giving a different color to each glass.
  • Fold the tissue lengthwise and put the tissue in the glass.
  • Invite your little one to observe what happens to the tissue.

Playing with the senses

This is a simple experiment, but no less interesting. Mama can invite your little one to do this activity to find out the taste of the objects that have been provided previously.

Not only knowing taste, your little one will also experience smells, textures (fine coarse) through their senses. To add to the fun, you can close your little one’s eyes and let him guess.

Ingredients: Plate, salt, coffee and sugar

Ways of working:

  • Prepare 3 plates each containing salt, sugar and coffee.
  • Let the children smell, feel and taste the salt, sugar and coffee one by one.
  • Let your little one talk about their experiences with the taste, smell, and texture of these ingredients.

Instant Ice

Mama’s kids like the movie Frozen? It must be amazing if you can have the strength like Elsa’s. In this one experiment your little one will have it.

In this experiment, a mother’s child can easily turn water into ice. The science behind it lies in the temperature of frozen water and how ice is formed. This is known as flash freezing water. Where when the freezing temperature is reached, water molecules freeze by forming ice crystals.

Ingredients: bottled water, glass or ceramic bowl, plastic tray or shallow metal tin, ice cubes, and freezer

Ways of working:

  • Place the water bottle in the freezer for two hours.
  • Remove the water bottle from the freezer before freezing. Remove when crystals form. This will show when the bottle is pressed.
  • Place the ceramic bowl upside down on a flat surface to catch any excess water.
  • Place an ice cube on top of the pouring surface.
  • Then pour the water in the bottle slowly while forming instant ice.

Make Sundials

Sundial or sundial is an ancient tool used to determine the period of time. Unlike modern clocks today, this sundial is very simple and relies entirely on the sun to function.

This sundial shows the existence of a rotation or the earth on its axis. That is why the sun looks like it is running and creates a difference between morning and night.

Materials: sticks or sticks, paper plates, markers, and wax or playdough

Ways of working:

  •     Glue a stick or stick at night, then place it in the center of the paper plate.
  •     Put it outside and watch where the shadows go from the stick.
  •     Look at the time on the clock then add the time statement on the paper plate.
  •      Come back tomorrow and see if the sundial shows an accurate time.